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Corey Chambas: President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.
Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a featured blogger for IBMadison.com. Corey has over 25 years experience working with local businesses. He currently serves as a director of several of First Business's companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.
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by Theresa Wiese, SVP - Compliance and Risk Management, First Business
I recently got back from a large conference that had well-known keynote speakers, topics led by subject matter experts, and break-out sessions that engaged and spurred conversation. Here are a few thoughts/lessons learned from the experience:
1. Network as much as possible.
Take the opportunity to have lunch, dinner or a glass of wine with people you’ve never met before to capitalize on their …
by Craig Cerbins, Assistant Vice President, First Business Bank – Milwaukee
Recently I had the opportunity to take a step back in time. No, I don’t mean rotating the TV antenna to get better reception for the Packers game (even though I did do that recently – more on that later).
I became a student…again.
I enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking (GSB) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison which is regarded as the national leader for advanced bank management training …
If you read my blog you know I like to bike. Last weekend I had the same thing happen to me twice. I pull up to a four-way stop and while waiting to take my turn, one of the drivers (trying to be nice) doesn’t go when it’s their turn. Instead, they try to let me go, even though it’s not my turn. Others are ready to go before me (as they should) and nobody knows what to do, making a simple four way stop a dangerous situation. The problem would be averted if everyone just followed the rules. Unexpected behavior can lead to bad consequences.